If you have a paver patio that does not have proper drainage that could result in foundation damage to your home like erosion, and a risk of proliferation of insects we can help you improve the drainage of your home’s paver patio.
How to Ensure That Your Pavers Have Good Drainage?
A patio made from pavers is a functional and beautiful addition to your property. One of the main concerns with covering the soil in your yard with a patio is the proper control of runoff from the heavy rains we could get in Houston. When your patio is built, it is important to follow some steps to ensure a proper drainage to protect your foundation from erosion and insects.
Laying a Good Base of your patio is an essential part of protecting your home’s foundation from water damage. If sand is used between each of the pavers, water will naturally percolate through it until it reaches the base. If the base consists of sufficient gravel and sand, the pavers will stay put. If the base is not thick enough, the paving stones could sink or the sand could wash out, causing shifting.
Sloping the Patio is a simple way to handle heavy rains around your patio and its base. By sloping the base material, gravity will naturally drain the water away from your home, preserving its structure. Be sure to have the base of your patio graded at a rate of one-quarter of an inch per linear foot of the patio’s surface.
Consider Installing Drains. A drain constructed of PVC pipes can be built under the paving stones and run to an area that can handle the outflow. The PVC pipes can have holes drilled into the bottom for percolation of water, or they can release the water at another location. A French drain system at the edge of your paver patio can be done on your own or hired out to the landscaping professionals. The water can be delivered to your flower beds, garden area or out to the water sewer.
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